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All Federalism Publications
Public Money: Federal-State Financial Relations and the Constitutional Limits on Spending Public Money
With better design, federalism can still bring government closer to voters.
For federalism to work, the states need clear roles and their own revenue.
How to address the malaise in Australian democracy.
On Voting: A Public Choice Approach by Gordon Tullock (Edward Elgar for the John Locke Institute, Cheltenham, 1998.)
The Paradox of Parties: Australian Political Parties in the 1990s edited by Marian Simms (Allen & Unwin, 1996.)
Politicians have an incentive to get it right- as do their advisers.
Developments in Australian Politics edited by Judith Brett, James Gillespie and Murray Goot (Macmillan, 1994.)
Monarchists and minimalists risk missing the important constitutional issues.